Norman Reedus of 'Walking Dead' to star in 'The Crow' reboot? (Update)
Is "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus set to appear in the anticipated reboot of "The Crow"?
The website of Los Angeles-based podcast "Schmoes Know" (warning: story contains explicit language) reported late on Thursday that the 44-year-old actor is the "top choice" to play a secondary character named James in the reboot. A link to a similar story was posted on Reedus' official Twitter page on Friday, Nov. 22. Reedus' spokesperson told OTRC.com the news is inaccurate and that the actor is not involved in the "Crow" movie at this time.
Luke Evans was in May confirmed to play the lead character, Eric Draven, in the new "Crow" film, which will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez. Spokespeople for the movie's distributor, Relativity Media, had no immediate comment regarding Reedus.
The original movie "The Crow" was released in 1994 and is based on based on the comic book series by James O'Barr. It spurred several sequels and a series. Draven, a rock musician who often wears black and white makeup, comes back to life after being murdered to seek revenge for his and his fiancee's killing.
Reedus had himself been interviewed over the phone on the "Schmoes Know" podcast in October. He did not mention "The Crow" but did talk about "The Walking Dead" and teased a spoiler alert! "Red Wedding" moment -- a reference to a shocking episode of "Game of Thrones" that aired earlier this year. The cast just finished filming season 4. The midseason finale airs on Dec. 1.
In addition to his role as crossbow-bearing hunter Daryl Dixon on the hit AMC zombie show, Reedus is also known for playing Murphy MacManus in another cult franchise -- the "Boondock Saints" films. He can also be seen in the new independent film "Sunlight Jr."
(Pictured above: Norman Reedus (who plays Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead") talks to OTRC.com about season 4 at the AMC's show's Los Angeles premiere on Oct. 3. Watch a video of the interview below.)